Norman Schwarzkopf "Stormin Norman"

General Norman H. Schwarzkopf KCB, was also known as "Stormin' Norman" (b. August 22, 1934) was a United States Army General who, while he served as Commander-in-Chief (now known as "Combatant Commander") of U.S. Central Command, was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991.

Schwarzkopf was born in Trenton, New Jersey (but resided in Lawrenceville, New Jersey) to Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf. In 1946, when he was 12, he and the rest of his family joined their father, stationed in Tehran, Iran. He attended the Community High School in Tehran, later the International School of Geneva, and attended and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy. He was also a member of MENSA.

U.S. Decorations and Badges
Distinguished Service Medal (Army) (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Silver Star (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star with "V" Device (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Purple Heart (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Medals
Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Combat Infantryman Badge
Master Parachutist Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge

Other Awards
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Knight Commander in the Military Division of Most Honourable Order of the Bath (honorary).
The United States Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom
Congressional Gold Medal
Legion of Honor (France)

After attending Valley Forge Military Academy, Schwarzkopf, an army brat, attended the United States Military Academy, where he graduated 42nd in his class in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. While at West Point, he played on the football team, wrestled, sang, and conducted the chapel choir. He later attended the University of Southern California, where he earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1964. His special field of study was guided missile engineering, a program that USC developed with the Army, which incorporated equally both aeronautical and mechanical engineering.

Norman Schwarzkopf died on December 27, 2012

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